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European Language Label

Welcome to the ELL database for innovative projects in language teaching and learning.

This database contains projects that have received the European Language Label since 1999 (for the pilot phase 1998-99, please refer to "The European Label: catalogue of projects 1998-99").

The database aims to inspire practitioners, stakeholders and policymakers by presenting "best practices" in the field of language teaching and learning.

The European Language Label is awarded to local, regional, and national projects that have found creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students, make the best use of available resources to diversify the languages on offer, and other innovative initiatives.

You can search the database according to a number of different criteria:

■      Year of the award
■      Projects by country
■      Educational sector(s)
■      Pedagogical theme(s)
■      Target language(s) of the projects

You can also combine up to all of these criteria to conduct a more focused search. Your query will generate a list of the projects and individuals that have been awarded Labels – just click on the names to learn more (contact details, etc.).

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Languages Film Project

Llanishen High School has entered the movie business. As an extra- curricular activity the pupils have been writing and producing films in foreign languages to promote enthusiasm for language learning. They have also set up their own TV station, which pupils run themselves as a company. The project encourages independent learning as pupils take responsibility for organising filming schedules, meetings, and rehearsals. The group discuss ideas for plots, which are turned into scripts by the writers, then with support from their language teachers these are then translated into the target language. The first film was made entirely on-site in school, but when a sequel was planned sights were set a little higher and they decided to film in “Cuba” – thus a trip to the seaside. Once made the film was shown to the rest of the school as an end of year activity. The ambitious project even has ...

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